Opinion: Liam Scales makes assured Celtic debut

Liam Scales Celtic Debut

Celtic brushed past Championship side Raith Rovers in tonight's League Cup encounter as summer signing Liam Scales made his first appearance for The Hoops.

Scales joined from League of Ireland outfit Shamrock Rovers in the transfer window but the Celtic faithful have had to wait almost a month to see their new boy in action.

He made his debut from the bench, replacing Albian Ajeti, as Ange Postecoglou made some changes with his side up 3-0 on the night.

The young Irishman took his place in the left hand side of Celtic's defence, a problem area for the team since Greg Taylor's shoulder injury.

Scales was immediately involved and looked assured in possession as he linked up down the left flank with fellow youngster Adam Montgomery. An imposing figure at 6ft 3, he played with purpose and made himself available for the ball at every occasion as he looked to get forward.

At the other end of the pitch he made a crucial interception to thwart a rare sight at goal for Raith, after some sloppy play by fellow substitute Nir Bitton.

The confident performance will have done the young man from County Wicklow the world of good who will hoping that he has earned himself a place in the starting line up for the match at home to Dundee United on the weekend.

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